Thanks to all who have made this research available with your posts, inquiries, and sharing. I now have linked my PA Livingstons to Ireland, through Andrew Livingston of York County PA b 1715 in County Down, died 1777 in York County, PA. His son, George is the George Livingston 1755-1846, and is my 6th great grandfather, by his daughter Catherine 1808-1882.
thanks to Paula Rollins for all of her diligence and hard work in searching out the documents for York Co Pa, and to Joe Slavin, Elizabeth Whitton, Robert Sewell, and many others for your contributions and data bases.
Here is the information that I just found with the help of a generous researcher at this website: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/1stArmagh_Presbyterian.html, as well as the Irish Roots website http://www.rootsireland.ie/
Livingston Baptisms from the First Armagh Presbyterian Church in Donaghmore, County Down, Ireland:
7 Oct 1707 John Livingston s/of John
22 Aug 1708 Elizabeth Livingston d/of William
21 May 1710 Phebe Livingston d/of John
2 Mar 1711 Alexander Livingston s/of William
16 Dec 1711 George Livingston s/of John
20 Mar 1715 Andrew Livingston s/of John
22 Aug 1717 John Livingston s/of James
26 Nov 1717 John Livingston s/of John
5 Jul 1719 Jane Livingston d/of John
14 May 1721 Mary Livingston d/of James
19 Nov 1721 Margaret Livingston d/of John
17 Jun 1722 Agnes Livingston d/of James
14 Feb 1724 James Livingston s/of James
3 Mar 1728 Archibald Livingston s/of John
From the Parish at Ballynahinch, Co. Down:
7 Jan 1705 Adam Livingston s/ of John
Andrew has been identified as the husband of Prudence in York Co PA, with children John, George, Jane, and Margaret, Mary and Jacob. Andrew's siblings in PA have been identified as: 1.John m Mary, had a son Adam who had a son John who m Anna King and had children; 2.George(d 1774) m a Mrs Semple; 3.Margaret,(m Mr Chambers).
My George, 1755-1846, moved to Fayette Pa and bought land there in Connelsville
From the Centennial History of Connellsville, online
"The original copy of this charter is now in the possession of Harry C, Norton, of Connellsville. It is said upon good authority that the framer of this historic document was Doctor James Francis, the pioneer physician of Connellsville, who came to this vicinity first about the year 1790. He was engaged in the practice of medicine along the Monongahela River, giving special attention to the emigant camps for some time previous to this. Upon first coming to Connellsville he made his home in an old log house on Water Street, near the home of Zacariah Connell. He was a man of high literary tastes, a successful practitioner and an eminent and influential citizen. He married the widow of Doctor Thomas Pierce, and went to housekepping on East Main Street. From here they moved farther up the hill to the bend of the street, where he died in the year 1840. He was the father of three children--John, Jane (Mrs. Dorsey), and Mary (Mrs. Knox), all of whom died of tubercular trouble at an early age.
The Borough of Connellsville, as originally platted, contained 180 quarter-acre lots and formed almost a perfect square. Its extreme boundaries were-North Alley, East Alley, South Alley and River. The first sale of lots, of which we have any record, took place in 1795, and the purchasers were--- Thomas Rogers, George Livingston, George Lamb, Asa Dudley, Michael Senniff, Morris Morris, and Patrick Meligan. The price of lots, regardlessof location, was L 3 specie and an annual ground rent of half a dollar. In the later deeds the ground rent clause is omitted. Other purchasers of Connellsville lots prior to 1806 were Michael Aultman, Melchoir Endley, Thomas Gibson, John Lewis, Daniel Bowers, James Rowland, Nicholas Johnson, Frederic Bollard, John Woodruff, Anthony Banning, Daniel Rogers, Henry Fox, Charles Wells, Benjamin Wells, Joseph Page, James Blackstone Jr., Joshua Lobdill, Samuel Trevor, Caleb Trevor, William Stewart, John Barnhart, Caleb Squibb, Isaac Mears, James Francis, James Irons, Timothy Hankins, John Fidlar, Mathew Thorn, Charles Williams, George Mathiot, and George Swartz. Many of these original purchasers were onlly speculators who never made Connellsville their home, but their investment was a good one, for the most desirable lots trebled in value within the first ten years. Mr. Connell sold lot 61 to James Irons in 1801 for $58.00.......The choice locations seem to have been those on Water and Spring Streets. Main Street was known as Spring Street in early days, because of a fine large spring located just a short distance east of the Colonial Bank. For many years the waters of this spring were piped out to the road and slaked the thirst of both man and beast. ...........
On June 6, 1795, a change was made in the proprietorship of Connellsville to which no reference has ever heretofore been made in any local history, On that date, Zachariah Connell sold the entire "Mud Island" tract, including th ferry and all the unsold lots of the Borough, to Benjamin Chew Jr., of the City of Philadelphia. Mr. Chew at once appointed Samuel Trevor and John Rice Connell as his local agents, and the original letter of instructions is still preserved among the papers of the Connell family. The arrangement remained in force until October 25, 1798, when Mr. Chew made a return deed of the property to Mr. Connell. It is much to be regretted that no picture or silhuette of the founder of Connellsville was ever taken..... He is described as a typical Scotch Sand with red hair, brown eyes and a florid complexioun, about five feet, nine inches tall, straight as a poplar, strong and muscular adn possessed of a constitution that could endure the severest hardship. He died in his Water Street home, August 26, 1813, and was buried."
Can anyone claim any of these Livingstons as direct ancestors, and aid in the search for the one last generation? I am not sure who John, the father of the above baptized children would be, having children baptized in the Parish of County Down, nor do I know if the James would be a brother or cousin. Any leads would help. I know that there is a John, son of William Livingston and Mary Woombles that there has been no information for, but the James is baffling me.
Any help would be appreciated.
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